Actine 5 is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. It belongs to a group of medicines called sulfonylureas and helps control blood... View More
Uses of Actine 5
Side effects of Actine 5
How to use Actine 5
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Actine 5 is to be taken em... View More
How Actine 5 works
Actine 5 is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower blood glucose.
What if you forget to take Actine 5?
You should skip a dose of Actine 5 if a meal is skipped, and add a dose of medicine if you eat an extra meal.
Type 2 DM
Immediate-release: Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take ½ hr before meals. Extended-release: Should be taken with food. Swallow whole, do not chew... View More
Oral Type 2 diabetes mellitus Adult: Initially, 2.5-5 mg daily as a single dose. Adjust at intervals of several days in increments of 2.5-5 mg daily. ... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Renal impairment: Not studied; if GFR <50 mL/min, may decrease dose by 50% Severe: Contraindicated.
Hypersensitivity. Type 1 DM; ketoacidosis; severe renal or hepatic insufficiency. Pregnancy, lactation.
Mode of Action
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Hypoglycaemia, stress, elderly. Thyroid impairment; moderate hepatic or renal impairment. Monitor blood glucose concentration. Lactation: Not known i... View More
GI upsets, diarrhoea, nausea; allergic skin reactions, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, hyponatraemia; jaundice; haemolytic anaemia, pancy... View More
Increased plasma concentration w/ certain antifungals (e.g. miconazole, fluconazole). Protein-bound drugs (e.g. NSAIDs, other sulfonamides, oral anticoa... View More
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